Duration: 4 Days
Departure From: Kathmandu
Price: USD 475
Group size: Min 1-12 Min
A Short Tour by Accent Himalaya to explore Kathmandu, the medieval city of Patan and Bhaktapur with Nagarkot.
Discover Kathmandu tour is perfect for those explorers wanting to explore Kathmandu city, get a brief introduction to cultures and traditions of the Nepalese people with some insights of the ancient historical sites. Some of these ancient historical sites are both pilgrimages to the Hindus and Buddhist.
We begin our tour by first exploring the tourist hub of Kathmandu; Thamel. Thamel is always occupied with people from different parts of the world. It is one of the best places to roam around here in Kathmandu which is filled with ancient arts and local handmade handicrafts. You will also find many handmade garments, bags, ornaments, paintings, souvenir and antique shops. Some of the shops also sell gears required for trekking. Thamel is a beautiful place with big hotels and their beautiful garden, restaurants, pubs, bar and much more. You will also see lots of westerners enjoying food, drinks, music and much more.
After Thamel, we will be exploring Kathmandu Darbar Square, which is a very ancient site, now turned into a museum. Here you get to see the unique art and architecture on the monuments build hundreds of years ago along with the royal history of Nepal.
The next morning we will be exploring other heritage sites of the Kathmandu which are Pashupatinath Temple, Swambhunath Temple, and the Boudhanath Stupa and drive to Nagarkot. After reaching Nagarkot, we will perceive the sunset view and next morning before heading to Kathmandu - we will enjoy the sunrise view from the top of the hill of the Nagarkot and head back.
On the way, we will stop to visit the ancient city Patan. This city is filled with different ancient arts and architecture sites where you’ll find local people selling handicraft products, wooden masks etc. After Patan, we will explore Bhaktapur. In Bhaktapur, we will stop to visit ancient palace which has small fifty-five windows, also visit the golden gate, water sprouts etc.
We the Accent Himalaya arrange this tour year round but the flawless season would be spring on the month of March to May and autumn on the month of September to December. Please write or contact us if you want to inquire more about visiting these magnificent places which are really unique and hold lots of ancient history.
Our itinerary for Discover Kathmandu valley with Nagarkot is as:
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft), explore Thamel and Durbar Square
Day 02: Visit World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, drive to Nagarkot and see sunset views
Day 03: Sunrise in Nagarkot, sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur, drive back to Kathmandu
Day 04: Final departure
Includes and Excludes
- Pickup and drop from hotel and airport
- 3 - star hotel in Kathmandu and Nagarkot
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and Nagarkot
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
- English speaking, trained and experienced local tour guide
- T-shirt and city map
- Heritage sites entrance fees
- All government and local taxes
Not Included in the Cost
- Nepalese visa fee
- Airfare for international flights to and from Kathmandu
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Nagarkot
- Extra night accommodation if required
- Excess baggage charges
- Personal expenses
- Services not mentioned in the "What's Included" section
- Travel insurance
Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu and Nagarkot, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided. However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.
All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination.
You will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.
Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.
Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced tour guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your tour. If you are visiting in a bigger group, we will provide you an additional guide.
Personal Expenses on Trek
A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide or porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide or porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.
Our Greetings at Airport
We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Trip with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it
Our normal Itinerary is the most usual and practicable. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you have managed your further schedule, you want to exclude those days and just want us to help you with the trip part, upon your inquiry, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary according to your wish and let you know about the final cost for the trip. Also, you can extend your trip if you feel it necessary with consultation with our guide on the way to your destination but we recommend you to finish the trip within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall any time.
Booking and Payment
You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book the trip along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.